Austin Raceway Park was a 1.5-mile road course and drag strip in north Austin, TX. It closed in the early 1970s and seems destined to undergo housing development.
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Some of the track's financial problems are said to have been due to its location across a county line, with both counties determined to levy taxes on it. Also, local farmers were unhappy with the noise from the cars upsetting their cows. A memorable feature of the track was the converted oil-drilling derrick that served as the control tower.
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